Almond blossom 2019

An old barn surrounded by almond blossom, Puntagorda, La Palma island
January 13, 2019

The almond blossom is really early this year, due to the weird weather. Yesterday I had work at the observatory, and afterwards I went down the Garafia side to take photos. It was glorious. I enjoyed taking the photos and I’m glad to have them, but my cold is much worse today. I think I overdid it.


Photos of Puntagorda’s Almond Blossom Fiesta

The bouncy castles were well appreciated by the youngest people there. And the social club for seniors was packed with dancers. I’d have joined in if there’d been a bit more space. And just as I left, the salsa band left the main stage, to be replaced by a rock band. I much prefer rock ‘n’ roll, so I was quite sad that I had such a long drive ahead…

February 7, 2011

Programme for the Almond Blossom Fiesta, Puntagorda

Friday 4th February Starting at 10pm, a performance of Batuca (serious percussion) followed by a disco in the Comunidad Cuatro Caminos (The community centre at the crossroads) Saturday 5th February Starting at 10pm, public dance in the Comunidad Cuatro Caminos and in the street. (Salsa music). Sunday 6th February From 12 noon: * At the school: bouncy castles * At the Casa de la Cultura (Culture centre, upstairs):Exhibition of crafts…

February 2, 2011

Puntagorda’s Almond Blossom Fiesta

Puntagorda fiesta: almond blossom La Palma isn’t a big island, but it still takes almost 2 hours to drive from Breña Baja to Puntagorda. I found most of the blossom had been spoiled by the bad weather last week, but it was still pretty. (In a good year, the whole hillside turns pink.) Then I got sidetracked into visiting a friend’s barbecue, and very nice, too. I finally got to…

February 8, 2010

Almond Blosson on La Palma

Almond blossom in Garafia The north-west of the island is home to great many almond trees, and at this time of the year, they’re all blossoming. The trees in El Paso and Garafía are beautiful, but the best display of all is at Puntagorda. In fact Puntagorda hosts an annual almond blossom fiesta. The date varies — the Town Hall sets it a couple of weeks in advance, to (hopefully)…

January 24, 2010

More Almond Blossom

This year the almond blossom isn’t quite as good as previous years, probably because we’ve had more wind and rain than usual. All the same, I think this hillside above St Maurus’s Church is lovely. The photo at the bottom is from the Mirador (viewpoint) de Millflores. You can see close-ups of blossom at my blog entry for Jan 24th

February 1, 2009